I wish you, your kids and your grandkids a happy and safe Halloween. It has become our country’s purest “fun” holiday.
Unfortunately, there are some other folks planning on wearing masks, and trafficking more in tricks than treats, a few short days thereafter.
There has been a lot of talk about the events of this coming Saturday, November 4, and mass demonstrations planned thereupon. Some say nothing is going to happen at all, and it’s all an alt-right hoax. Others say a new American Revolution is slated to begin. The truth seems to be in the middle.
One of The Usual Suspects is sending out a rather blatant call for revolution.
And many in law enforcement are – wisely, I think – taking it seriously.
Me? I’ll be surprised if it turns into anything more than another “Occupy Wall Street” sort of demonstration. That said, there are some violent, armed psychos on both sides of this just itching for an excuse to aggrandize themselves by doing harm. One rumor has it that some of the antifas are going to wear “Trump” logo clothing or “Make America Great Again” shirts and caps to further confuse the issue. Should violence break out, that will make it all the harder to tell “who’s who.”
My best advice? If one of these demonstrations is planned in or near your community, DON’T GO. I once again offer the advice of the comedic poet Ogden Nash: “When called by a panther…don’t anther.”